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Essential First Aid

Course Syllabus

  • Practical, verbal and written assessment will take place throughout the day
  • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • First aid kits and record-keeping
  • Infection Control
  • Basic life support including CPR and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) awareness
  • Effectively manage an unconscious casualty
  • Managing seizures and anaphylaxis
  • How to respond to a choking casualty
  • Dealing with wounds and bleeding
  • Prevention and control of shock
  • Recognising the presence of common major illnesses
  • Provide treatment for minor injuries (cuts, grazes, minor burns or scalds)

Course Overview

The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course will enable you to have the knowledge and skills to give first aid to your clients and understand your responsibilities as a therapist under The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and Professional Codes of Conduct. You will gain a 3 year Certificate with this training.

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed throughout the day to ensure you are providing safe First Aid. You will receive your Certificate (valid for 3 years) at the end of the day to take away with you.

Certification and CPD Points: 

FHT Accredited Certificate of Attendance- 5 CPD points per day

Entry Requirements

No Previous Experience Needed

Why Train with Us

Here at the Academy, we are passionate about delivering quality training in Complementary Therapies to ensure each student gains a professional qualification of the highest level. We believe the combination of expertly trained, passionate tutors,  quality assured certification, and our on-going support for students helps grow our students into highly successful therapists.

What set's us apart from the rest...?

  • Guaranteed small group tuition (max 10 per 1 tutor) for maximum individual support
  • Passionate, experienced tutors committed to the highest standards in the industry
  • Free Thursday evening support - available throughout your training and when you are qualified
  • A fun, friendly environment to study and meet like minded people
  • All our courses are eligible to apply for an NUS Extra card, giving you savings on lots of retailers.
  • We continue to support you as you make your way into the industry as a qualified therapist, with free talks on setting up a business, Facebook groups with job opportunities and continued contact with your Tutor

About Your Tutor(s)

Clive Greedy

Clive Greedy- First Aid Instructor

I have been a Paramedic for over 30 years. In that time I have worked for both the NHS and the private sector. I left the NHS some 10 years ago to work as a freelance training consultant working with ambulance services around the country teaching Paramedics, Helli-Meds, BaSICS GP’s and CP Medics.

I have been married for 31 years to Sara, have 2 grown up sons and live in Evesham

I now work in Gloucester as a training manager within the care sector and continue to deliver First Aid training to those who need it.

When it comes to delivering First Aid, I tend to come at it from a different angle. Instead of being the trainer who relies on PowerPoint slides and presentations, I teach based on experience (30years worth). My delivery is based on what would I, a Paramedic, like you the First Aider to do for the casualty before I arrive. Learning should be interesting, informative, accurate and above all fun. So if you like to enjoy your learning, come and join me on one of Cotswold Academy’s First Aid courses.

I look forward to meeting you.


Clive told us it was his first time teaching first aid for you, so I just wanted to say that it was fab. Best first aid course I’ve done by far.

Real life experiences, no useless bandaging, etc and funny stories to help us remember things and have a laugh at the same time.

- Frankie | April 2021

Sally's depth of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm made the course both valuable and fun. Thank you! 

- Sarah Atwell-Griffiths | June 2019

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